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Where we are today and how we communicate with hardware is the best place to start a journey backwards.
A short and sweet big picture understanding of the history of electronic forms of communication.
Captain Caveman, Fred Flintstone, Grug Crood: Our early (fictional) communicators.
From cave paintings to Cuneiform
The Rosetta Stone and Heiroglyphics
Computers are everywhere but how did we come to need them so much?
It might seem like an obvious piece of any numerical system, but the zero is a surprisingly recent development in human history.
A brief outline of 51 different writing systems from around the world, divided into 6 types
The Phoenicians develop an alphabet: Abjad
The need for faster communication develops
Okay these stone tablets are heavy. We need something better.
Introducing the printing press and mass production of printed material.
Before we had telegraph lines, we had the Semaphore telegraph
Ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication
Inspiring early computing.
Punch Cards and weaving patterns.
The telegraph - Dots and Dashes. Where the Zero and One got inspiration.
Big changes are coming. Farewell Pony Express. Hello Telegraph Lines
Goodbye agrarian and handicraft economy. Hello industry and machine manufacturing.
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